I've been thinking lately on how one effectively learns
something, and of course especially how one would learn Perl.
Many newbies, I'm sure, would love to be able to extend their
Perl knowledge, but has no idea on where (in a Perl context,
not www-wise) to go next.
I'm a strong believer in that you learn by doing things,
merely listening or reading very seldom gives any insight,
and that goes double for computer languages and other
'creative' sciences. With that in mind, I figured the PM
tutorials, while being descriptive, would benefit greatly
from more exercises. I've found that especially less
straightforward exercises that requires you to understand
what you are doing, are very hard to come by (excluding
courses and books, both tough on a students wallet).
Considering the amount of time the senior Monks spend here
answering basic questions (from myself, among others), if
some of these would become unnecessary by exercises, it might
be the right way to go adding an area where experienced Monks
could post exercises.
(Hopefully accompanied with commented solutions, as well as
leads for the more nonobvious moments?)